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Live Like A Local
Live Like A Local
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Our staff knows just where to go!

Getting off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems is one of the wonders of travel. But how do you find those special places? Ask a local. Hotel Canary helps you make the most of your Santa Barbara stay by sharing our staff's favorite picks and insider tips.

We asked our intrepid staff: If you had only two days in Santa Barbara, what would you do? Take a peek, have some fun and Live Like a Local.

Eat
James Siao

James Siao

Chef de Cuisine

  • There’s a small place on the Mesa called Alcazar that has great food, friendly staff and local appeal.

  • Roy is a great place downtown for late night dinner and drinks after concerts at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

Drink
Bruno Pereira

Bruno Pereira

Bartender

  • Hungry Cat, fresh seafood and great atmosphere.

  • Brophy Bros, Great drinks and one of the best local hang outs

Wellness
Ivania Arrechavala

Ivania Arrechavala

Front Desk Supervisor

  • Spinning at Spectrum Downtown, I like this place for spinning because the instructors are great and class is fun!

  • Backyard Bowls specialize in acai bowls, real-food smoothies, and much more. They provide a fast meal alternative for a truly healthy yet delicious breakfast or lunch.

Play
Beau Gardiner

Beau Gardiner

Guest Service Agent

  • Enjoy some Picnic/Surfing/Dog Time at Hendry’s Beach and end the day with Happy Hour at the Boathouse

  • Hike to Inspiration Point for awesome views of Santa Barbara

One of a kind
Bruno Pereira

Bruno Pereira

Bartender

  • Hiking at Tangerine Falls for a rock hopping good time

  • Go surfing at Rincon, one of the most famous surfing spots in Cali and the world

Retail therapy
Kirsten Jegsen

Kirsten Jegsen

Sales Manager

  • Rooms & Gardens furniture is my favorite store as it fits right into my interior lifestyle and being that decorating is one of my favorite things to do, the store fits my needs.

  • Territory Ahead, because it is local first of all and it is perfect style for a Santa Barbara local.

For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact Hotel Canary's Guest Service team at (805) 884-0300

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